Flooding due to heavy rain fall in Fort Walton Beach and Destin area.
Flooding occurred throughout Fort Walton Beach and Destin Area last Tueday, affecting several Fort Walton Beach and Destin homes and businesses. It was reported around 11 inches of rain fell last Tuesday causing damage to areas throughout Fort Walton Beach and Destin, FL. If your house or business experienced any moisture intrusion, there are some things you should keep in mind while trying to mitigate the damage and keeping your families and employees safe:
1) Flood water is treated as Category 3 water by restoration specialists and insurance companies. This means that it is referred to as grossly contaminated. It could contain harmful bacteria and has the potential to cause health issues to patrons if not mitigated properly.
2) Highly porous materials such as carpeting and drywall should be removed in most of these situations. Often times these materials cannot be treated with traditional drying techniques. Once those materials are removed, all remaining areas such as concrete and wood framing should be treated with antimicrobials and then dried out properly.
3) Not everyone has flood insurance. Flood insurance is often contained in a separate policy. Not all insurance companies offer flood insurance and you should check your policy to see what is covered.
4) Water damage causes more issues the longer you wait. Materials continue to soak up moisture and microbial growth occurs within a couple days. Without quick action, the indoor environment of your home could be at jeopardy.
If you experience any water damage issues in Fort Walton Beach Destin area please contact your professional, local cleanup team for assistance and stay safe!